Taking My Place Under God

Oh, praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, you who serve at night in the house of the Lord. Lift your hands toward the sanctuary, and praise the Lord. May the Lord, who made heaven and earth bless you from Jerusalem. [Psalm 134] 

Holy Spirit Your word says: “I being dead in my sins and the uncircumcision of my flesh, Christ has resurrected together with me, having forgiven me of all my sins. He blotted out the handwriting of ordinances that was against me, and He took it out of the way, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed authorities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them by the cross.” “He said to them, ‘I saw Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Look, I give you authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and overall power of the enemy. And nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice that your names are written in heaven.’” [Colossians 2:13-15; Luke 10:18-20] 

Holy Spirit I came and gave my life to You when I was 16 and have done my best to walk, serve and learn from, with and fulfilled by You to do Your will. I have had to repent for sins along the way and I have been humbled when I have allowed my pride to get in the way. I continue daily to be a living sacrifice for You, a person who tries to renew his mind so I can know Your will. I put my faith in You to give me the wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and discernment on how to fulfill my purpose and use my talents to honor You in all ways. My hope, faith, and entire life rests upon my belief that You are God and that You came and died for my sins, and that Your Spirit resides in me, now that I am a temple of Yours. I do all I can, from what I understand to build Your kingdom here on the earth. From when I wake up until I fall asleep I am constantly surrendering, talking, and listening to Your Spirit. 

And this is my prayer: that my love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight so that I may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen, Amen. Philippians 1:9-11